One of the most professional names of the digital creative scene, Daito Manabe is a media artist, interaction designer, programmer and DJ. In 2006, he founded the company Rhizomatiks which brings together art and technology, and has collaborated with Björk, OK GO, Lang Lang and Ryuichi Sakamoto in addition to CERN, particle physics laboratory. His daily interests include making dances with robots and drones, turning sneakers into a sound mixer, and turning the electrical signals of the human body into music. With his research company Rhizomatiks, Manabe makes the reactions of the human body visible by finding the possibilities through computers and programming. “I find the possibilities about phenomenon such as the human body, computer and programming, and make them bigger and more visible by repeating many times. Maybe some of you will understand this and others won’t.” His research in blurring the lines between analogue and digital, real and virtual is reason enough to increase our curiosity about him and his works.

Having received many awards throughout his professional life for his multidisciplinary projects in advertisement, design and art, Manabe has many prestigious awards such as Prix Ars Electronica, Cannes Lions, and Japan Media Arts Festival. Earlier this year, he and his brand Rhizomatiks presented an audiovisual work based on data and algorithms in collaboration with The Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics at Manchester University, a national astronomy center.With the panel “The Magic Factory of Rhizomatiks,” Manabe told about the latest project of his brand Rhizomatiks at Sonar+D Istanbul and offered new perspectives on creative and technology-based thinking.

With the panel “The Magic Factory of Rhizomatiks,” Manabe told about the latest project of his brand Rhizomatiks at Sonar+D Istanbul and offered new perspectives on creative and technology-based thinking.

Daito Manabe’s collaborative work with Satoshi Horii “Phaenomena” was among Sónar Screen’s guests. A striking name among the participants of Sonar Istanbul, Daito Manabe build bridges between analogue and digital, real and virtual.